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squawk

 (skwôk)
v. squawked, squawk·ing, squawks
v.intr.
1. To utter a harsh scream; screech.
2. Informal To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
v.tr.
To utter with or as if with a squawk.
n.
1. A loud screech.
2. A noisy complaint.

[Imitative.]

squawk′er n.

squawk

(skwɔːk)
n
1. a loud raucous cry; screech
2. informal a loud complaint or protest
vb
3. to utter a squawk or with a squawk
4. (intr) informal to complain loudly
[C19: of imitative origin]
ˈsquawker n

squawk

(skwɔk)

v.i.
1. to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
2. to complain loudly and vehemently.
v.t.
3. to utter or give forth with a squawk.
n.
4. a loud, harsh cry or sound.
5. a loud, vehement complaint.
[1815–25; of expressive orig.]
squawk′er, n.

squawk


Past participle: squawked
Gerund: squawking

Imperative
squawk
squawk
Present
I squawk
you squawk
he/she/it squawks
we squawk
you squawk
they squawk
Preterite
I squawked
you squawked
he/she/it squawked
we squawked
you squawked
they squawked
Present Continuous
I am squawking
you are squawking
he/she/it is squawking
we are squawking
you are squawking
they are squawking
Present Perfect
I have squawked
you have squawked
he/she/it has squawked
we have squawked
you have squawked
they have squawked
Past Continuous
I was squawking
you were squawking
he/she/it was squawking
we were squawking
you were squawking
they were squawking
Past Perfect
I had squawked
you had squawked
he/she/it had squawked
we had squawked
you had squawked
they had squawked
Future
I will squawk
you will squawk
he/she/it will squawk
we will squawk
you will squawk
they will squawk
Future Perfect
I will have squawked
you will have squawked
he/she/it will have squawked
we will have squawked
you will have squawked
they will have squawked
Future Continuous
I will be squawking
you will be squawking
he/she/it will be squawking
we will be squawking
you will be squawking
they will be squawking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squawking
you have been squawking
he/she/it has been squawking
we have been squawking
you have been squawking
they have been squawking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squawking
you will have been squawking
he/she/it will have been squawking
we will have been squawking
you will have been squawking
they will have been squawking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squawking
you had been squawking
he/she/it had been squawking
we had been squawking
you had been squawking
they had been squawking
Conditional
I would squawk
you would squawk
he/she/it would squawk
we would squawk
you would squawk
they would squawk
Past Conditional
I would have squawked
you would have squawked
he/she/it would have squawked
we would have squawked
you would have squawked
they would have squawked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squawk - the noise of squawkingsquawk - the noise of squawking; "she awoke to the squawk of chickens"; "the squawk of car horns"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.squawk - informal terms for objectingsquawk - informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
objection - the speech act of objecting
Verb1.squawk - utter a harsh abrupt scream
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
2.squawk - complainsquawk - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

squawk

verb
1. cry, crow, screech, hoot, yelp, cackle I threw pebbles at the hens, and that made them jump and squawk.
2. (Informal) complain, protest, squeal (informal, chiefly Brit.), kick up a fuss (informal), raise Cain (slang) He squawked that the deal was a double cross.
noun
1. cry, crow, screech, hoot, yelp, cackle rising steeply into the air with an angry squawk
2. scream, cry, yell, wail, shriek, screech, squeal, yelp, yowl She gave a loud squawk when the water was poured on her.

squawk

verb
Informal. To express opposition, often by argument:
Informal: kick.
Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception.
noun
The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition:
Slang: kick.
Translations
وَقْوَقَه، زَعقَهيُوَقْوِق، يَزْعَق
skřekvydávat skřeky
skræppeskræppen
vijjogvijjogás
skrækja, gargaskrækur, garg
ieķērktiesķērciensķērktkliedziens
škrekvydávať škrek
acı acı gıdaklamaacı acı gıdaklamakciyaklamaciyaklamak

squawk

[skwɔːk]
A. Ngraznido m, chillido m
B. VIgraznar, chillar

squawk

[ˈskwɔːk]
n
[bird] → cri m strident, cri m perçant
[person] → cri m strident, cri m perçant
vi
[bird] (once)pousser un cri strident, pousser un cri perçant; (repeatedly)pousser des cris stridents, pousser des cris perçants
[person] (once)pousser un cri strident, pousser un cri perçant; (repeatedly)pousser des cris stridents, pousser des cris perçants

squawk

nheiserer Schrei; (fig inf: = complaint) → Protest m; he let out a squawker kreischte auf; the squawks of the hensdas aufgeregte Gackern der Hühner
vi (bird, person)schreien, kreischen; (fig inf: = complain) → protestieren

squawk

[skwɔːk]
1. nstrido rauco
2. vi (parrot, baby, person) → strillare (fam) (complain) → lamentarsi

squawk

(skwoːk) noun
a loud harsh cry made eg by an excited or angry bird. The hen gave a squawk when she saw the fox.
verb
to make a sound of this sort.
References in classic literature ?
When just then the parrot cuts with another of them squawks.
The air was full of all the night noises that, taken together, make one big silence-- the click of one bamboo stem against the other, the rustle of something alive in the undergrowth, the scratch and squawk of a half-waked bird (birds are awake in the night much more often than we imagine), and the fall of water ever so far away.
He imagined some strange voice would come from the dead throat and squawk after him in horrible menaces.
It was Friquet's voice; and Dame Nanette, feeling herself supported, recommenced with all her strength to sound her shrilly squawk.
Son, those same fellows would steal crusts from starving men and pull gold fillings from the mouths of corpses, yep, and squawk like Sam Scratch if some blamed corpse hit back.
But the cub saw, and it was a warning and a lesson to him--the swift downward swoop of the hawk, the short skim of its body just above the ground, the strike of its talons in the body of the ptarmigan, the ptarmigan's squawk of agony and fright, and the hawk's rush upward into the blue, carrying the ptarmigan away with it,